Jefferson and Liberty

Worth two minutes of your time — Jefferson’s campaign song from the “Revolution of 1800” still sounds just as awesome today as it did then:

The gloomy night before us lies,
The reign of terror now is o’er;
Its gags, inquisitors and spies,
Its hordes of harpies are no more

O’er vast Columbia’s varied clime
Her cities, forests, shores and dales;
In riding majesty, sublime,
Immortal liberty prevails.

Chorus:
Rejoice, Columbia’s sons, rejoice!
To tyrants never bend the knee
But join with heart and soul and voice
For Jefferson and Liberty!

Now if we could only bring back “Hail, Columbia!” as our national anthem…

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One Response to Jefferson and Liberty

  1. Thank you Shaun for helping modern Americans remember our blessed past.

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